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  1. WELCOME! Id love to say "I'm back" with another micro grow but i have had to make a new account due to stupidly using my old user name on lots of other sites. Not gonna lie, it sucks a bit as i was a active user of the forum about 6 years ago and ran a few grow diaries then but ended up not finishing the threads. Now i come back to do another and realised a new account must be made, which means i lost my subscriber status oh well, start new! So here is what will turn into my diary for my current grow, its been 6 years since my last attempt, and again i'm just fed up of spending a fortune on what i know i can grow at home! Enough chit chat, lets get into it! For this grow i will be using a 92l storage tub, lined with diamond mylar (not very neatly if i do say so myself ), a LED light unit i purchased from a guy online who makes them (holy shit is it bright), inlet fan, exhaust fan pulling through a home made carbon filter box, 6" pots and i will be growing the sweet seed mohan ram using a good amount of low stress training to keep the plants low and bushy! This worked wonders before when growing in PC cases so i'm hoping it will contain them nicely in this box, as the light is a lot more powerful than last time and the pots are bigger so i'm sure they are going to fill the space right up!! I have grown the mohan ram before and its a great plant for small spaces due to the way it stays nice and bushy! i decided i would start the diary today and i have just about finished building the box and the seeds are almost ready for the soil! So first, the box itself! Its a very simple bodge job set up i have pieced together from random cheap bargains online, but considering my last grows were inside PC cases im gonna have way more space to work with! Its not pretty, used lots of hot glue, double sided tape for the mylar application and my trusty knife to cut rough holes for the fans to pull through. Being someone who doesn't do a great deal of building stuff though, i'm pretty happy with how it came out! The 2 fans are just 140mm PC fans, wired onto a 12v 1a power adaptor, took me an hour or so to work it all out last night but its all working now! (The fans wires were marked very weirdly so trial and error took a while to get them paired up right!). The light is a LED unit that the seller says produces 12k lumens of full spectrum light and uses a metal fin design to dissipate the heat. Each LED has 8 reflectors around it too so the light coming off of this bad boy makes the 80w CFL i was using in the PC cases look like a low battery keyring torch. Here is a couple images of the box from the outside! Now that the box is ready, the light is mounted to the top of it i decided to bang 3 seeds into some water! They all cracked nicely over night and then this morning have been put on some wet paper folded over to help them show a good root, then ill be putting them into the soil later tonight or tomorrow morning! Exciting times! I could bang them right in the soil now as they shown a nice start just in the water, but i think ill let them go another 12 hours in the tissue just so i have a good established tail before planting! The idea is going to 18/6 for the whole grow as they are autoflowering. Medium is biobizz all mix, nice and simple, i went with the plant magic last time so i thought id switch it up and try the bizz this time, and i also grabbed their try pack of the 3 organic feeds, veg bloom and topmax! I'm aiming for an OZ per plant dried if i can, then if the smaller 3rd makes much thats just a bonus! as working it out, 2 OZ would last me nicely until i could have another couple of plants ready for the chop on round 2, if this one goes well! The plan was originally just to do 2 plants as space is tight in the box, but i popped 3 seeds in to make sure atleast 2 would germinate, but all 3 are doing great so one will be going into a slightly smaller pot and either joining the other 2 in the box if the space doesn't get to tight, if down the line i start to get short of space then it may well have to be a conservatory girl if it stays nice and small. Not really a lot to add at this point, but hopefully in the next 7 days we'll have some pictures of some girls poking out of the soil and getting started good and proper!
  2. I posted yesterday about my black orchid hybrid flow 4* extractor which is way too noisey for a stealth grow. I came to the conclusion that i would buy loads of polystyrene chips which i could stuff into a box with cut outs along with sound proof adhesive pads completely covering it all, as well as hanging it from all the great info you guys gave. I then came across old threads mentioning the xpelair wac1 controller. I'm willing to spend up to £100 on the extractor setup so could someone please recommend a good fan which i could run practically silently (i mean like silent to the point that you can only lightly hear it in that room only) and controller such as the one mentioned (not sure if it's still used). I'm just gonna return that trash black orchid one, and get a better one. I also heard that its best to get a 5" fan for example on really low as the motor will barely have to work for the space making it silent, any recommendations? Note: i also already have a carboair 50, however it is 4" and i can't return it so i guess i could get an adapter i just don't know where from if i do get a bigger duct size. I'm trying to get the most for my money, and have already spent loads buying wrong ducting and all other kinds of stuff i wont use as i have also learnt i need to get acoustic ducting aswell
  3. So this is for all you urban growers out there. How are you guys hiding your extraction when venting out of the window? Last time around I attached my extraction duct to the radiator behind the curtain and just left the window open. It worked just fine but I'd like to seal off the window with a hole for extraction, giving me better control of temps at different times of year and better protection from smell leaks when opening up the tent. The best idea I've been able to come up with is to cover the entire recess with a layer of hardboard and fit a duct spigot. Obviously the hole where the extraction point sits would be massively obvious from outside. And a house with boarded-up windows looks just as bad. So I thought about buying a made-to-measure wooden Venetian blind to fit the recess. Now I thought about simply fitting the blind in the recess and fitting the board behind it but the slats would be hanging free to jostle in the breeze caused by the extracted air. This led me to the idea of taking the blind apart and attaching them to the board with glue (or something) in an angled up position so nothing could be seen by passers by except an open blind. Sorry for the rambling and I hope this makes sense as I'm working my way through a grinder full. I'd love to hear some ideas. Cost effective ones are better. This idea I've mentioned would cost about 50...
  4. Hello all, Just after a few pointers if possible please. I'm experimenting with a CBD auto strain called dinamed kush, I use CBD oils and i'm genuinely curious in the cultivation of the plant. Needless to say, I'm now treating my little plant like a newborn child! I think she popped on the 18th Feb, making her about 3 weeks old now. From my copious amounts of reading; I think I have over-watered this first plant so i'm just easing off a little now. I maybe over compensated due the humidity only being around 40% (up to 50% for a while after misting). Also trying to increase the humidity, I stood the plants in clay ball pots and fill (most days) with water, taking care to only fill about half way up the tray. I did gently ease out the plant to see the soil, and the roots look a healthy white colour all around the container. The USB fan is just simply intaking air from the open flap at the bottom of the tent and expelling passively it out the vent at the top. I'm just wondering if i'm doing anything obviously wrong (other than over-watering/stunting the growth), and for example when I should move into the final 7litre pot with Canna Terra Pro (mixed with perlite), or when to give her the first diluted grow feed. By the way the second plant is an auto called Charlotte's Angel which has just popped, and I'll treat differently by not watering as much. Here's my set up: 40cm x 40cm x 120cm tent Mars Hydro Reflector 48 300w Dalefoot fine wool seed compost peat-free (using now for seedlings) Canna terra professional (for repotting later) USB powered fan (half speed) Light is roughly 24" from plant P.M. O.T. Grow & Bloom (not used yet)
  5. Hey guys, i've been eyeing this up for a couple of weeks now and can't seem to figure out what im looking at. So I have two closets side by side. One has the immersion heater and the other is empty and houses my grow tent. I currently have an extension lead plugged in to the wall across the corridor from the closet, trailing along the floor and then in to my grow tent. Not Ideal as i keep tripping on it and its not very stealthy. I want to figure out a way of wiring the extension lead inside of the closet utilising the electric pints that are already in there, which appear to be an old house alarm (de-activated) and the immersion controller. Im not very electric-savy so I thought i should ask in here before I blow something up. I've got my grow tent set up in the small empty closet next to the immersion closet. The two closets are side by side. In the immersion closet theres the immersion heater tank, some shelves and the control switch for it on the wall with some grounding wires attached to a copper pipe and some other green (grounding wires also?) wire going through the wall in to my grow closet. Pic below: The two white wires coming out the bottom of the box go down to the water heater and are connected straight in to its heating elements. Its the green and yellow wires that go through the wall that have my attention as something to tap in to for an extension plug outlet. This is the old house alarm panel on the opposite side that wall and where that green wire leads to: Having a hard time figuring out whats what in here and how i would even go about wiring an extension cord on to any of this....Anyone have any ideas? Im completely stumped here!
  6. Just signed up . Contemplating a 2020 grow. First time grower here, well actually it's a second time, my first attempt resulted in being caught entering/leaving and the plants were destroyed a week after planting. I'm struggling to find good plots because it seems that any natural area (i.e. not a field or urban area) here is criss-crossed with walkers' paths. I have found some potential plots, but they are about 10m-20m from a path. Is this stupid? I am thinking about strains such as Durban Poison and Passion #1 + some autos or semi-autos I have not decided on. I heard Durban doesn't smell that strong so my chances might be higher than if it were a Skunk #1. What are the odds that I can make it to harvest? I may keep the plants spread out, even lone plants, so that I can afford some discoveries/losses. I'll keep looking for better and better plots, but there is basically no expansive woodlands or scrublands here without paths criss-crossing them. Thanks
  7. iMac G4 stealth grow inside

    From the album Summer 2019

  8. Stealth iMac front

    From the album Summer 2019

  9. iMac stealth g4 carbon filter back

    From the album Summer 2019

  10. iMac G4 micro grow box

    From the album Summer 2019

  11. I am setting up a grow tent (50 x 100 x 200), which is relatively small, and have some questions about the exhaust and intake fans. 1. Does it make any difference if I place the exhaust fan inside the tent, or outside the tent with ducting running inside? 2. Does it make any difference if I place the carbon filter at the 'blow' end of the duct system, outside of the tent, so the fan is sucking air directly from the volume inside the tent? 3. How noticeable is it to aim the exhaust duct at an open window (with no direct line of sight)? Will it create a noticeable, strange noise that would get attention?
  12. And lights on Edited to post pics on phone
  13. hi all. so ive been reading a lot about COBs and my interest is piqued. Clearly LEDs - COBs in particular - are finally starting to rival/take over from HIDs in terms of yield and spectrum (if not yet price) but what really interests me is a different kind of potential which I think they might have. LEDs dont need the kind of bulky reflectors an HPS bulb does, so it should, theoretically, be possible to hide one behind a standard domestic ceiling light fitting. (even if it has to be a bespoke built unit) also they can be dimmable, so the idea (the dream!) is to do this in a bathroom/wetroom and rig the door to trigger the dimer function when the handle is turned, so that it looks only as bright as a normal domestic light when the door is opened. if popo ever come looking all they get is a couple of (monster) plants in a bathroom with no sign whatsoever of any grow equipment at all. (C.F. would be housed behind dummy bathroom extractor unit and nutes would be coming in through the shower head from a second water tank (res) in the attic ... run to waste in coco and kick back. "they just grew like that officer" I know how to do the rest of it but im not a spark. i know it has to be possible so my technical question to anyone who really understands the electronics is ... 1) how hard would it be to remote trigger the dimmer function? can it be done realistically? and 2) what type of opaque/ 1 way glass would you use in the fitting to minimise any loss of lumen intensity from the COB? Hope that makes sense, thanks in advance for any help or research resources, stay safe. cheers MM
  14. Hi there, a hilariously simply tutorial for y'all - how to do e-liquid real good real easy. Starting material - high quality vac purged BHO - rosin never matches closed loop cryo bho for terps - ever. here is 0.52g, placed in a 60ml glass jar - this gives a small surface area on the bottom so not much space for material to spread around too much. Next, using a syringe and 21g needle, draw up 0.5ml c8 caprylic acid (refined portion of MCT oil), or alternative liquidiser (most are toxic). Then, add the liquid to the shatter..... Then place on a plate warmer for enough time for solution to hit between 27-30ºC - the higher you go the more terps you lose.... on the warmer with an RSO run... After the first 4 minutes, pre mixing - I work the timing out by pre-testing with 1ml mct oil and a food thermometer - I timed 4 minutes before my oil hits 27ºC when placed on warmer - so that is my heating timing before I remove my jar and use my dab tool like a pestle - grinding and dissolving the shatter.... Keep repeating the cycle, take your time, and you will very quickly have - Vape liquid! Use the same syringe to draw it back up..... Then dispense into your chosen cartridge(s) - cart on the left is designed for thickest of distillates and has a high pull rate - lovely for a strong blast. Cart on the right is the new full ceramic system - fucking devine. unbelievably good. so worth the wait. shits all over the c-cells even... In awe If you are running cheaper wick based systems - use a 2:1 ratio of liquidiser to shatter, it'll run better. Thick liquids need large holes and ceramic coils for flow rate. always run your vape at 6-8w, no higher! If you have the money, a lab centrifuge is amazing for mixing this liquid at room temps - I tested a run of sauce and bho liquids thanks to a sneaky phd professor pal of mine at the university - they ALL mixed perfectly at 18ºC In my experience, the better quality the extract, the easier it is to dissolve - the more I've winterized, de waxed, and vac purged/ flipped my stuff, the easier it is to dissolve... So, cold temperatures are key folks. Any questions/criticisms just hit me up here. Peace OOOOOOTTTTTTTTTT X
  15. Just had a thought.. (it's in the title) I've tried various ways over the years to lower the noise of air rushing out from my grow room - the only options I can find boils down to -make the outlet hole bigger which is not doable (6" outlet already), or to lower the amount of air- not desirable.. So- sitting in the back garden just now listening to the sound of splashing water from a neighbours water feature had a bingo moment...it disguises all other background noise really well..thought I'd share as it might save someone some grief further down the road.
  16. Hi guys, After a bit of advice! Currently running a 6" system air rvk and it's a bit too noisey for my liking. Even turned down on a controller. After a bit of googling I've come across the Phresh Hyper fan stealth. Watched a YouTube review and looks pretty impressive. Any users on here that can shed any light on these fans or if there's better available I'd love to hear your suggestions please! Also been looking at the filter silencers for extra stealth. Would this be compatable and again any users out there? Are they worth using? And finally do you think it would be worth upgrading all my 6" to 8" so I could run it even lower therefore reducing the sound even more.. Would this work? Any help would be much appreciated!
  17. Evening All, I have had this idea floating round my head and I'm wondering if you can let me know your thoughts and tell me if it is feasible or not. I gave up growing because of landlord inspections, I used to have a 1m x 1m tent in my spare room with a 600w hps and got some good results, I tried to time it right every time but things either over ran or what happened when I made the decision to jack it in I had a huge leak through my living room ceiling and, after almost having a heart attack, had to quickly ditch my grow week 4.5 of flower. Wounded. So my plan is to build what looks like a wardrobe on the outside with a grow box on the inside. I will use MDF to build a box that is 70 x 70 and then build a box around it which is 85 x 85 and fill the cavity with insulation, either the stuff they use in recording studios, rockwool or sound proof plasterboard. I will also have 2 doors with the outer door having same insulation. I will use a 315w CMH in an open air hood, 6 inch TD Silent fan, 8 inch carbon filter, fan silencer and acoustic ducting, a rubber mat under a tote which will be my dwc bucket and will have about 9 plants 12 12 from clone in a sog style set up. I'm hoping that by employing these techniques I can dampen the sound enough that if a landlord inspection happens, I can have a game running on my PC and have the fans mask any sound that leaks out. I don't know if all this will be in vein with a passive intake which is basically a hole that all the sound can leak out of, I only thought of the intake when I tried to draw my design. I am also unsure whether cooling will be sufficient. I have attached a crude drawing of my plan. My budget for the build is 1k and space is limited so I have a 90 x 90 x 200 area to play with. Can anyone throw out some ideas or let me know if you think this will work. Cheers,
  18. Hey everybody, Long time lurker, first time poster! I've just started a build in my single block shed, and wanted some advice on venting and insulation initially. My shed is fairly overlooked by neighbours, with my next door neighbours using their own shed as a garden work study thing during the day, immediately adjacent to mine. So the absolute priorities are - No noise No smell My plan is to stud wall half the shed, giving me a a space around 2.4mx1.8, ceiling height around 2m, with the other half as a lobby with tools etc.. I've already laid a floor in using 100mm decking beams and 18mm marine ply, with the gaps filled in with 2x 50mm polystyrene insulation, tha ks to checking out this forum (cheers guys, had no idea I'd need to worry about it getting too cold lol) Next up I need to order the insulation. 2 factors, noise and heat. My idea is to batten out the space using 25mm batten. Fill the spaces with 25mm rockwool acoustic stuff, then board over ceiling and walls with 100mm Corolex, then tape Corolex with aluminium tape. Will this be a sufficient vapour barrier to keep the shed out and grow in? Will be running neg pressure so want to make sure the damp shed smell ain't getting in! Also will this be warm enough and quiet enough? I could go slightly thicker but don't want to if I can avoid (that Corolex is pricey!) Does anyone know if this will be sufficient to keep a (top quality) 6" silent running extract and intake inline fan from being audible outside the space? I'm thinking of using a 6ft baffle before it leaves the shed, on both intake and extract. We are going to start with only 600w and say, 3 or 4 plants initially, so hoping to run the fans well below capacity. If they hold out can then look at increasing plants and wattage slowly. I'm guessing I'll have to run lights at night for heat, so will be quiet when everything is running. There are houses around 10-15m from the shed. In terms of smell I'm hoping someone can recommend a top notch carbon filter... What do people reckon? I was also thinking of using a passive air heat recoverer between extract and intake to minimise heat loss in winter but not seen anyone post about that here - is it a stupid idea in terms of noise or pressure drop or something? They seem to go for a few hundred quid, would of thought that made sense compared to an oil filled 1.5kW rad. I'm near Bristol, so stays reasonably warm most winters... Has anyone tried this before, or considered it? Thanks for taking time to read. Let me know what you peeps reckon Techy Dan out.
  19. firstly a big thank you to the seedsman team and j trich for setting up this fantastic competition and of course for the chance to grow some great genetics so, here is a run down of my set up, seeds, plan, nutes n soil....... set up: stealth cab, inside measurements: L 82cm (2ft 8"), W 31cm (just over 1ft), H 112cm (3ft 8"). so as you can see not much room to work with!. 150w CMH 942 lamp for veg and early flower and (yet to buy) 830 lamp for rest of grow 4" rhino pro filter 4" rvk boxed and outside of cab str variac on setting 3 or 4 passive intake 120mm pc fan for air circulation cab open, since changed the light and osc fan ( please note: plants in pic are NOT of seedsman seeds) cab closed seeds: 3x auto lemon 3x cali orange (yet to germ) plan: as my circumstances have changed since signing up for this competition, im unable to use my tents to run 12/12 (at the moment , any way!) im now having to grow autos only in my stealth cab that i converted originally to grow my seeds, clones, mums and early veg in. i have done just 1 grow in this cab and found that topping kept the height down (topped one and was 6" smaller!) so i will be doing the same again this grow. i can fit 3 6.5L pots in there so i will be growing all 3 and going to train them as well as topping. i will be starting them in 3" pots for 10-14 days then in to finals. soil and nutes: keeping things simple and using pm soil supreme, pm root juice, pm ot grow (if needed), pm ot bloom and some equilibrium for cal/mg. so on the 30th dec 3 auto lemons hit the dirt, straight in no messing about with paper towels or anything never had a problem doing it this way until now. usually my seeds pop within 3 days, 4 tops, but we are now on day 5 and only auto lemon #1 has shown any movement and shes sprouted tap root up by the looks it . only thing i can do is give them another day or two if no action then i will pop either some auto chem bubbly or more than likely auto blue cush, both seedsman strains so will be able to hopefully carry on with this diary..... beautiful looking seeds! auto lemon#1 hitting the dirt auto lemon#2 hitting the dirt auto lemon#3 hitting the dirt group pic and here we are today, 5 days since hitting the dirt auto lemon#1 and a close up.......... [/url'> auto lemon#2 auto lemon#3 and a group pic from this morning..... so, until something happens, thanks for popping by peeps, till the next episode.............. coys
  20. Hi guys ! Here is my proposed grow space for my first grow. Unfortunately I have to go for a stealth grow but have seen some amazing results on here, Alot of them in even smaller spaces than mine !! Anyway I have converted an old set of ikea drawers measuring roughly 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.3 ft. Its a simple setup but hopefully I can work with it. I will be using a 200 watt dual spec CFL and using pc fans for ventilation. http://i68.tinypic.com/315mvbr.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/takoyh.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/257mw75.jpg Let me know what you guys think all opinions welcome. P.s Sorry I didnt know how to turn the pictures round as they are the right way up on my laptop
  21. So, I hope this thread will gather up the valuable knowledge and experience of the many envirolite users, past and present, in UK420... Please do not use this as a place to explain how much better other lighting systems are - there are loads of threads explaining that, I would like this to become a comprehensive go to thread for anyone, for whatever reason, who wants to or has to use envirolites. Some of the information is already available in other posts - I've been reading s LOT!!! But its usually between the lines as part of a grow diary etc, so the hope here is that some clear information can be grouped together in one place. I admit, its a bit selfish as I'm a newb to growing and want to find out what I can about the various types of envirolites on the market and the pros and cons of setting them up in various positions... So, to start things off, I have a bunch of questions. Is it better to get 1 X 250 dual spectrum envirolite or 1 X 6400 k and 1 X 2700? Basically, is it better to use a dual spectrum or to mix bulbs? Has anybody got any experience using the 340 watt models - are they significantly better than 250 watt in terms of yield, or does heat become an issue etc. Reflectors: some envirolites are sold with reflectors - when is it best to use a reflector and when is it better to hang the envirolite vertically? That's it for now! Hope to see what experienced users have to share!!! Thanks!
  22. Last week flower

    From the album Stealth closet #1

  23. The Drobe

    From the album The Drobe

    Near complete Drobe.